After the ride last Sunday we had a request to go to Dearnford Lake this week and with it being such a nice ride and a fab cafe, that decided it.
The weather was not forecast to be great but at least it was not icy and too cold. There was light rain forecast all day though and I wondered if anyone would turn up for the ride besides Jon and myself. We need not have worried though as 6 people in total arrived for the ride.
We had a nice ride out, with the only thing of note being Jon’s chain snapped just outside Wollerton, before the short climb towards Dearnford. Luckily one of the other riders had a chain tool and another one knew what to do with it! All sorted pretty quickly and we were back on our way.
Just before Dearnford another rider had a puncture so sorted that out over coffee and cake.
On the ride back to Newport, someone commented my back mudguard looked odd, so we stopped to take a look. The metal where it attaches to the rear brake mounting had snapped clean off! No idea what had caused that, but we ended up taking the mudguard off and leaving it in a hedge for me to pick up later.
Once back at the New Inn, myself and Jon retired for refreshments before he went home and I carried on to get another 18 or so miles as I needed 75.5 miles this week to get my 100 miles in a week Strava goal and had not been out all week due to the icy weather.
A great day out with great company and a fab route and cafe.
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